Kentucky Wildcats Basketball: Paging Alex Poythress

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Dec 29, 2012; Louisville, KY, USA; Kentucky Wildcats forward Alex Poythress (22) shoots against Louisville Cardinals guard Wayne Blackshear (20) during the first half at the KFC Yum! Center. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Nerlens Noel was the #1 recruit in the 2012 class, but Alex Poythress showed the most potential. Ranked in the top ten, Poythress was seen as a star waiting to explode. He was a scoring machine on his high school team, but he had a reputation for being a quiet person. His personality didn’t match his big size. He is a smart young man; a whiz at math. Kentucky fans were excited to get this super talented youth, and were hoping that he would shed his humble demeanor just a little bit.

He started the season off well as one of the best scorers on the team despite the Wildcats unable to win against some quality opposition. He averaged over sixteen points a game, second only to Archie Goodwin as far as the team was concerned. That percentage has dipped to 13.8 points a game. He had 20 points against Duke,  but only three points against Notre Dame. His point totals continued to decline. His last two games, against Marshall and Louisville, he scored only nine points and seven points.

What is going on with Alex Poythress?

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